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by GoingMyWay
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Year off?
Replies: 12
Views: 1592

Re: Year off?

Lots of people take a year off and don't do anything related to education and it does not affect them. If fact I have done before. Make the most of it though. Don't spend it watching Netflix someplace. I'd make a list of things you always wanted to do but think of things of course you can do in one ...
by GoingMyWay
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What do you do when it's not working and you leave early?
Replies: 12
Views: 1720

Re: What do you do when it's not working and you leave early?

Communication is important. Also for sure there are many mutually agreed upon contract breakings. And, over the years I have seen people do those and do complete runners and end up better than where they were. I think recruiters understand that some teachers are hired and promises are not honoured a...
by GoingMyWay
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What do you do when it's not working and you leave early?
Replies: 12
Views: 1720

Re: What do you do when it's not working and you leave early?

Fangpiren,
I would be very interested in knowing the country you left which had strong labour laws.
by GoingMyWay
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What do you do when it's not working and you leave early?
Replies: 12
Views: 1720

What do you do when it's not working and you leave early?

I'm curious what people do if things are not working out at a new posting (as a teacher or administrator) and you end up leaving between October and Christmas by resigning or pulling a runner and there's no vacancy anywhere elsewhere in the world that you want to accept. Where do you go? What do you...
by GoingMyWay
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Websites to teach French to elementary? I know, I know :P
Replies: 1
Views: 1887

Websites to teach French to elementary? I know, I know :P

I know this may not be the place for it but we are in lockdown and I'm locked out of Facebook which I would otherwise use in this case. I need to teach my students in French online. I need a list of free websites (or with trials) for teaching French as a Second Language to Grade 5s and 6s but also i...
by GoingMyWay
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options
Replies: 10
Views: 9079

Re: In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options

I'm torn as to what to do. My salary in Ontario is basically. $100,000 per year. But we are in strike mode now and teaching is a tough gig. I could get an immediate permanent position if I taught French which I am certified to do but reluctant. And because they are so short of French teachers here o...
by GoingMyWay
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options
Replies: 10
Views: 9079

Re: In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options

Thanks Helen. I should clarify I don't have that Ontario teacher's pension. The amount I stated is what I would receive if I worked in Ontario to age 65. I have only taught a little in Ontario. As of now I have worked so little I would not be entitled to any pension at all I would only receive a lum...
by GoingMyWay
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options
Replies: 10
Views: 9079

In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options

In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options Over the past year I've seen several people in a similar situation to mine and with the same thoughts. My situation: -location Ontario, Canada -aged 50 -single, no dependents -elementary school teacher with 20 years experience teaching abroad and 3...
by GoingMyWay
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Long term disability: It's very important.
Replies: 6
Views: 5960

Re: Long term disability: It's very important.

I would be very concerned about private insurance offered by companies. They could go belly up. For me the only sure thing would be something provided by the state in a stable developed and country. Also, it would have to be indefinite long term benefits. What happens if something happens so you can...
by GoingMyWay
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Long term disability: It's very important.
Replies: 6
Views: 5960

Long term disability: It's very important.

Over the past few years I have seen a few people go on long term disability in countries like the USA, Canada and Australia. Some barely eek out an existence. It can be a very dismal life if you can't walk, cook, bath yourself or even dress or operate a smartphone and not receive proper care through...
by GoingMyWay
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: IB 'Feedback and Complaints' and 'Whistleblowing Policy'
Replies: 12
Views: 4868

Re: IB 'Feedback and Complaints' and 'Whistleblowing Policy'

I am a teacher and completed an online IB workshop this past year and do not think I was treated fairly. The problem was purely related to the business/profit side of the IB. I was pretty shocked at what they did considering the Learner Profile attributes, attitudes, etc. which the IB espouses. I lo...